This was a great week. Of course it was Christmas which made it really good.Wednesday Dec 23:
Sunday, January 3, 2016
This was a very slow week. Primarily because I was ill most of it. I got a cold that kept us home, I also had another In-grown toenail removed permanently along the side so hopefully I don't have to worry about it anymore.My format will be different this week, because I was home a lot.
The video, Why we need a Savior on Christmas.mormon.org brought this into perspective. Imagine we couldn't take back our mistakes. Every pain, sorrow, and word that we ever uttered cannot be remitted. Death is final, no one understands the difference between right and wrong because the Light of Christ is absent. We have no direction and we drift farther and farther away from God, our loving heavenly father. However, God would not allow that to happen.God runs into a dilemma. He has given laws and consequences for disobedience and blessings for obedience. He has to uphold these laws because it is the only way he can bless us. However we make mistakes, we sin. Because we sin all of us will fall short of the expectations of the law. God has a choice. He can forgive everyone regardless of the choices, which defies the law which means he can't bless us. He could also show no mercy to us and everyone would be damned. This is a predicament. He realized someone had to mediate. Someone had to step up and take all the sins and pains of the world so that he could perfectly understand us, and our intents. He also realized we needed someone to be that great example and for someone to overcome both Physical and Spiritual death. So he sent his son. His first born, who is perfect. It must have been harder than we can comprehend for him to do that. However because he sent his son, we have a chance. Mercy can be given while the law can be upheld. All we have to do is Remember him, love him, and Follow him. It is the covenant we make at Baptism.
In ancient times the cry. "Unclean."
Would warn of lepers near.
"Unclean! Unclean!" The words rang out;
Then all drew back in fear,
Lest by the touch of lepers' hands
They, too, would leopard be.
There was no cure in ancient times,
Just hopeless agony.
No soap, no balm, no medicine
Could stay disease or pain.
There was no salve, no cleansing bath
To make them well again.
But there was One, the record shows
Whose touch could make them pure;
Could ease their awful suffering,
Their rotting flesh restore.
He is coming long had been foretold.
Signs would precede His birth.
A Son of God to woman born,
With power to cleanse the earth.
The day He made then lepers whole,
The day He made them clean,
Well symbolized His ministry
And what His life would mean,
However great that miracle,
This is not why He came.
He came to rescue every soul
From death, from sin, from shame.
For greater miracles, He said,
His servants yet would do,
To rescue every living soul,
Not just heal up a few.
Though we're redeemed from mortal death,
We still can't enter in
Unless we're clean, cleansed every whit,
From every mortal sin.
What must be done to make us clean,
We cannot do alone.
The law, to be a law, requires
A pure one must atone.
He taught that justice will be stayed
Till mercy's claim be heard
If we repent and are baptized
And live by every word.
That is the never - ending gift
That came that Christmas Day
When Mary first held close her Son
And shepherds came to pray.
If we could only understand
All we have heard and seen,
We'd know their is no greater gift
Than those two words - - "washed clean!"
~Elder Boyd K. Packer
Elder Dallin S Pulsipher
|Elder Jensen and Me|
This was a slow week, but good.It started to snow and we got a few inches in Montrose. I also caught a cold so I am a little under the weather. Honestly it is the best week for that because I have my other in-grown toenail removed tomorrow and another doctors appointment for a nasal infection.
|Transfer meeting from Top to bottom. Left to right. |
Smith Perez, Lybbert, Noblott, Forrest, Pulsipher, Tavares,
|The Grinch who stole my toenail|
Hello Everyone,This week was amazing. One of the best on my mission.
Friday Nov 27:
It was a good day. We did some service and some weekly planning. We also had a lesson with Tom again. We brought up baptism again and he said he doesn't feel ready right now, but wants to go through the commandments. We gave him a schedule of the upcoming lessons and commitments involved with them. The rest of the day was stopping by people.
It was an interesting day. We went to visit a member in the hospital in the morning. While we were visiting he started to have a seizure. It was a little alarming and luckily he is doing fine now, but it put a damper in our mood the rest of the day. Overall it was very slow.
Sunday Nov 29:
It was a great Sunday service. We had President Atkinson come (2nd counselor in the mission presidency) We also taught 2nd hour about baptism. During the third hour the Bishop and President Atkinson presented the two new videos the church has produced for Christmas. It is something we are using a lot in our work. The videos are A savior Is Born and Why We Need A Savoir.They are on christmas.mormon.org
That was our week. I am excited for this next transfer and just hope I get a great companion.
Till next time,
Elder Dallin S Pulsipher
Hello everyone,This was a good week, just slow. THis email will be short, because I have little time.
|A great view of Mt. Sneffles and canyon.|
|I'm King of the world.|
This was a very slow week. Partly because I was recovering from my ingrown toenail. And also because it was the first week it got cold. Which typically means that people cancel and go into hibernation.Tuesday Nov 3:
|When trying some people we noticed a ledge.|
We took a little break and saw the entire Ridgeway Valley.
|Elder Forrest and I in Ouray|
|Elder Forrest and I with Mt. Sneffles|